Software giant Microsoft became the
largest U.S. company
by far to officially move into the green marketplace. The company will keep its distance from the plant, selling cloud-based software for regulators. The software was developed by California start-up Kind.
I wrote a long story for Pando on the
rise and fall of a modern weed dealer
. It focuses on Ebbu, a Colorado company, that seeks to create predictable, cannabis-derived products called: Energy, Create, Chill, Giggle and Bliss. It also covers the departure of the company's co-founder Dooma Wendschuh. I worked on the piece for more than a year and hope you find it interesting.
Shortly after the piece came out, Ebbu announced a
towards inventing its "Feelings."
A new study found that middle and high school students who use alcohol and marijuana are
more likely to perform poorly in school
. It linked marijuana use to more problems than alcohol. (See
In Colorado, concentrate and edible sales
are way up
over last year. Flower retail sales grew a comparably modest 11 percent.
Three of the six potential
ballot questions Arkansas may decide
in November involve the plant. Two are MED bills. One’s a REC bill.
The Associated Press has an update on the
Montana MED case
. Pro-access activists want to take their case against a restrictive MED law to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court has not yet decided whether to hear it.
New Jersey state senator Nick Scutari (D)
returned from a fact-finding trip
to Colorado more convinced than ever that legalization is the way to go. Despite an earlier promise, he did not try the drug and says he never has.
NJ.com writer Susan Livio has a column on
what it would take
for the Garden State to legalize. Number 1: Replace Gov. Chris Christie (R).